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Published on December 25th, 2018 | by Alan Cross

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Random music news for Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Just because it’s Christmas doesn’t mean the music news stops. Here’s what we know is happening for December 25, 2018.

  1. Bono and The Edge went busking with Christmas songs on the streets of Dublin to raise money for a homeless charity.
  2. Need a Christmas playlist for today? This one lasts for a week.
  3. Cornish caroling.
  4. And here’s more on offensive Christmas caroles.
  5. Weekly Canadian music sales and streaming vs. this time last year: Total album sales, -23.1%; digital albums, -19.9%; physical albums, -24.8%; CDs, -28.5%; digital tracks, -23.3%; vinyl LPs, +21.6%; streams, +39.9% (1.329 billion streams last week.0
  6. Axl Rose will NOT be happy with this local news story. Understandable.
  7. Cardi B to the NFL: “No.”
  8. And Cardi B to those rumours about a $1 million payment: “No.”
  9. Ex-KISS guitarist Ace Frehley has come out as a Trump supporter. “Support him or move to another country!”
  10. Got a smart speaker for Christmas? Sweet! Has it started to spy on you yet?
  11. Even Rush didn’t know what Rush was singing about sometimes.



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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.


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